VIIS Schools

Some of the added benefits include:

Reduces staff time needed to obtain a complete copy of the student’s immunization history
Provides immunization information to help keep student in compliance with school entry requirements
Validates immunization histories
Provides ACIP recommendations
Ability to run school specific reports

Schools with a licensed health care professional can gain access to VIIS.  Qualified individuals have the option to:

  • Look-up immunization records
  • Print Immunization records for students
  • A Registered Nurse can sign the immunization record per 12VAC5-110-10.  A Licensed Practical Nurse cannot sign the record, but would return the form to the health department or providing physician to be signed or stamped by a physician or his designee, registered nurse, or health department official
  • Input student immunizations into VIIS (optional)
  • Schools which receive public funding are covered by the Family Educational Rights Act (FERPA). Schools covered by FERPA must obtain parental consent to update information in VIIS. Read below to learn more about FERPA.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C 1232g; 42 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.Immunization records are part of the student’s education record in Virginia.  Therefore, the parent/guardian must grant permission before sharing or including the immunization record in VIIS.